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Spring & Summer Events

  |   May 2, 2017  |  Comment

Smorgasburg, May 20–October 22

The “Woodstock of street food” returns to Hutton Brickyard in Kingston for another year, this time for one weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) a month through October. The event grew out of the Brooklyn Flea and showcases 100 local and regional vendors per day. The waterfront location offers a mix of food, drink, vintage clothing, and upscale crafts. Upstate.smorgasburg.com

Country Living Fair, June 2–June 4

The Country Living Fair brings the magazine’s pages to life and welcomes 25,000 shoppers to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, where there will be demos from the magazine and a great variety of antiques and crafts. Attendees also have the opportunity to meet editors and TV personalities, like Nancy Fuller and the Beekman Boys. Stellashows.com

Mountain Jam, June 16–18

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band and the String Cheese Incident headline this year’s jam band bonanza at Hunter Mountain. With three stages, 40 musical acts are lined up for the weekend, including local favorites like Marco Benevento and the Big Takeover. Mountainjam.com

Hudson River Exchange Summer Marketplace, June 25–26

Locals represent. Riverfront Park in Hudson is the place to be if you are a local maker or curator, but also is a place where people can come and support those from their community. Starting Friday night, this year’s market is ready to show all the Hudson Valley has to offer in terms of creativity. Hudsonriverexchange.com

Tiny House & Green Living Freedom Festival, June 30–July 2

With the idea of downsizing and financial independence growing, more and more people are thinking tiny. On the weekend of June 30, the Ulster County Fairgrounds will be filled with tiny house enthusiasts as well as demonstrations and workshops. Tinyhousefreedomfest.com

New York Renaissance Faire, August 5–October 1

Archers have your bows loaded and take aim for Tuxedo Park. On weekends through the late summer and early fall, Sterling Forest will look more like Sherwood Forest. Games, food, and rides like the Dragon Swing, will be available for all townfolk, no matter their nobility. Renfair.com/ny

HITS-on-the-Hudson, May 24–September 17

Being the largest producer of Hunter/Jumper horse shows in the country, HITS Inc., is set to hold seven weeks of competition at its 200-acre show grounds in Saugerties. Prepared to house 2,000 horses, 5,000 horsemen and $3 million in prize money, HITS has provided excited equestrian events in the Hudson Valley since 2004. Hitsshows.com/Saugerties

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